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Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

Sony HAP-Z1ES High Resolution Music Server Review

I began my journey into computer audio in 2004 with the introduction of the...

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

dCS Vivaldi DAC Review

I think it is fair to say that in the eighteen or so months...

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2014 Coverage

Initial Impressions THE Show (Newport Beach) 2014 was a breath of fresh air (at...

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MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Headphones

September 21, 2014
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog headphones ($599) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I’m rarely swayed by manufacturers’ new technology claims or breakthroughs as far as sound quality is concerned, but the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog really is something special. ” You can read the full review here.
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Pro-Ject Stream Box RS Music Server

September 21, 2014
Pro-Ject Stream Box RS Music Server

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Pro-Ject Stream Box RS music server ($1999) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “the Stream Box being not as rich-sounding, as well as an overall brighter, livelier sound. The Stream Box’s somewhat relaxed presentation was forgiving of lessor sources like internet radio and poorer quality recordings and while...
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Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe Power Line Conditioner

September 21, 2014
Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe Power Line Conditioner

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe power line conditioner ($495) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I have sampled all manner of conditioners at that price and lower and the FX2 6 X0e comes in at a close second. I have tried several of Gilbert’s conditioners over the...
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Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

September 21, 2014
Heed Orbit 2 Turntable Power Supply

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Heed Orbit 2 turntable power supply (£350) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Heed’s Orbit 2 will set you back £350 in the UK. At that price the level of fundamental musical improvement on offer makes it a no-brainer. Now consider this: If it does all...
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LKV Research Line One Preamplifier

September 20, 2014
LKV Research Line One Preamplifier

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the LKV Research Line One preamplifier ($3500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “I could continue, and discuss what I’ve heard with more records and digital files to bear witness to the LKV Research Line One’s midrange transparency prowess, its very deep and tight bass, extended and...
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Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

September 20, 2014
Sutherland Engineering Insight Phono Preamplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Sutherland Engineering Insight phono preamplifier ($1399) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Insight is easy to recommend at $1399, but if you have a chance, you should compare it to Musical Fidelity’s M1ViNL ($1199). Though the Insight offers greater dynamic thrust and slightly more transparency, and the...
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B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

September 20, 2014
B.M.C. PureDAC and PureUSB1 Active USB Cable

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the B.M.C. PureDAC ($1790) and PureUSB1 active USB cable ($390) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “If you are frustrated with Redbook, or have an itch to improve your closer to Mid-Fi preamp as well as upgrade the digital in your rig, then the hybrid PureDAC is an excellent...
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Bryston Model A3Loudspeakers

September 20, 2014
Bryston Model A3Loudspeakers

Travis Allanson has posted a review of the Bryston Model A3 loudspeakers ($2390) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “I am impressed with the sound quality of the Model A3-s and based on that I recommend auditioning them. They have a neutral sound, present music with tremendous accuracy and are...
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Aerial Acoustics 6T Loudspeakers

September 19, 2014
Aerial Acoustics 6T Loudspeakers

Terry London has posted a review of the Aerial Acoustics 6T loudspeakers ($6795/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Overall, this speaker produces music in a relaxing and natural way, connecting you to the artists’ emotions and feelings conveyed through their music. The 6T is very easy to drive with virtually any amplifier or receiver, including...
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Electrocompaniet ECM 2 Network Streamer-DAC

September 19, 2014
Electrocompaniet ECM 2 Network Streamer-DAC

Ralph Werner has posted a review of the Electrocompaniet ECM 2 network streamer-DAC (€4550) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you do HD video—and why wouldn’t you—that’s on the docket as well. That’s said, this Norwegian also does the purist audiophile proud. That competition under its own roof exists by way of the ECD2 DAC...
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T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

September 19, 2014
T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the T+A HV series components and loudspeakers at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “At the same time I must point out, that my system is not so universal as the tested one, and the chosen repertoire was a conscious choice with many flaws for potential buyers of the...
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bFly Audio Analog Accessories

September 19, 2014
bFly Audio Analog Accessories

Ralph Werner has posted a review of several bFly audio analog accessories at 6moons. His conclusions: “he bFly Audio testers were well finished, eminently practical and pleasantly affordable. Obviously sonic gains for this type of accessory will always vary depending on the hardware context in which they’re used. Relative to my own experiments and...
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ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 19, 2014
ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the ALO Audio International+ headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I will recommend the International+ to anyone who wants a good, small dac that also owns some mid tier headphones with balanced cables. This is a good product that tries hard to please you no matter...
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Rega Osiris Integrated Amplifier

September 19, 2014
Rega Osiris Integrated Amplifier

A close-up tour of the Rega Osiris integrated amplifier.
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Opera Loudspeakers Reveal New Callas and Grand Callas Loudspeakers

September 18, 2014
Opera Loudspeakers Reveal New Callas and Grand Callas Loudspeakers

Opera Loudspeakers has completely redesigned their flagship Callas line for 2014, with the Callas and Grand Callas now featuring new drivers, dramatic new styling and a more flexible design that is easily adaptable to most home environments. The Grand Callas ($11,995/pair) is a three-way floorstanding speaker with two 8” long-throw woofers, a 7” annealed...
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Marantz Offers HD-DAC1 Premium Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 18, 2014
Marantz Offers HD-DAC1 Premium Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, is proud to announce the company’s first Headphone Amplifier featuring integrated DAC, the HD-DAC1 ($799 MSRP). This ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier, creates simply amazing sound because it uses amplification technologies from Marantz’s high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music. Now,...
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Icon Audio to Preview Limited Edition MB81 Monoblocks

September 18, 2014
Icon Audio to Preview Limited Edition MB81 Monoblocks

For much of the last year, Icon Audio founder David Shaw has, in his own words, been building his own birthday present. After discovering a quantity of ‘new old stock’ Russian GU81 transmitter valves, Shaw began to work on a prototype amplifier that would achieve a long-held personal goal: to effectively drive any modern...
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Zesto Audio Announces Updated Andros 1.2 Phono Stage

September 18, 2014
Zesto Audio Announces Updated Andros 1.2 Phono Stage

Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new 1.2 upgrade to their award winning Andros Phonostage at the New York Audio Show held at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge September 26-28, 2014 and exhibited exclusively by Wes Bender Studio NYC in Suite #388. The Andros 1.2 Has the Same Classic Look...
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Screen Innovations Breaks Rigid Barrier with Flexible Solution

September 18, 2014
Screen Innovations Breaks Rigid Barrier with Flexible Solution

Screen Innovations (SI), the fastest-growing technology-based screen manufacturer in the USA—and the undisputed world leader in ambient-light-rejection screen technology—will introduce another industry first at CEDIA Expo 2014: a projection screen that boasts a a flexible form factor and a Zero Edge appearance. Zero Edge™ FLEX is a new, flexible projection screen that builds on...
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NAD Introduces New N-Core Based M22 Power Amplifier

September 18, 2014
NAD Introduces New N-Core Based M22 Power Amplifier

Connect to the emotion of live performance through detailed sound with amazing control and transparency. This is the M22. It is easy to find amplifiers that can excel in one or two areas, but the M22 is truly an amplifier that does everything well. Wide open-loop bandwidth, extremely low-phase shift, almost non-existent noise, harmonic...
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